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These tender, cakey scones are crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and flavored with warming spices. A heavy-handed drizzle of caramel puts them totally over the top. Kate, Recipe Hunter

Kate Swanson, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter

THE RECIPE

Pumpkin Scones with Caramel Drizzle

Pumpkin-palooza for brunch

One of the great things about scones is how versatile they are to serve as a vehicle for a variety of different sweet and savory flavors. And with Halloween around the corner and fall in the air, these pumpkin scones are perfect for this time of year. A tender buttermilk and cream cheese dough is mixed with warm spices and pumpkin puree that, when baked, will fill your kitchen with an intoxicatingly inviting smell. One of the best things about this recipe is that, because of the wet style of the dough, you don’t have to fuss with rolling and cutting. Just grab an ice cream scoop and scoop the dough right onto the baking sheet. When it’s all topped off with a heavy-handed drizzle of homemade caramel sauce, these scones are just what you need to start an indulgent weekend brunch. Don’t be surprised if they don’t stay around for long.

THE CHEF

Jennie Phaneuf from The Messy Baker

I cook what I love to eat and enjoy getting creative in the kitchen. When life gets messy, I reach for a sweet treat, and you'll find plenty on my site. I'm a lover of sprinkles, a fan of buttercream, and an avid nutella snacker.

Jennie is not afraid to get a little messy as the cook and baker extraordinaire behind The Messy Baker blog where she creates crave-worthy sweets in her Maryland kitchen. Inspired by watching her father and great grandmother cook while growing up, Jennie now channels her passion for food into creating her own variations on indulgent treats that will satisfy even those of us with the biggest sweet tooth. And, how can we resist her tagline – “Embrace life’s messy side…Make it delicious?” So go ahead, get your hands dirty. She won’t mind.

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THE TIP

DIY: Make Your Own Fresh Pumpkin Puree

Here's a handy tip to help you make this Pumpkin Scones with Caramel Drizzle recipe.

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